Village of the Month: Tala

The village Tala is found in the district of Pafos, at a distance of 8 kilometers north of the city of Pafos, within a magical natural environment. In regards to transportation, the village connects to the monastery of “Agios Neofytos” in the northeast (about 2 kilometers), which is within its administrative boundaries. In the south it connects with the village of Emba (about 4 kilometers) and from there on with the city of Pafos.

The village is built at an average altitude of 280 meters. It has a general tilt from the northeast to the southwest and the altitude ranges from 150 to 600 meters.

The village has gone through population fluctuations. From 405 in 1976 it has risen to 5267 in 2013. From these 2641 are Europeans and 2626 are locals.

An important mediaeval monument in the village is the church of Agia Ekaterini (St. Catherine) of the 15th/16th century. Besides, quite close to the village stands the monastery of Agios Neofytos, which certainly had a significant influence on various sectors in the whole life and activity of the village.

South of the village there are indications of the existence of an archaeological area from Prehistoric times.

Tala has, during recent years, developed in terms of tourism and housing. Tourist villages and villas now operate in the area.

2019-03-29T12:22:09+02:00Cyprus News|